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The Altai Project’s mission is to protect nature and strengthen communities in Russia’s Altai Republic. Our goals are:

  • Biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection – Read more…
  • Supporting indigenous organizations in their efforts to restore and protect their traditional lands, lifeways, and languages – Read more…
  • Promoting renewable energy and environmentally sustainable design – Read more…
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New! Siberia-US environmental cooperation through journalism

Exciting news! The Altai Project is a member of a new, three-way partnership formed to share environmental justice and indigenous rights journalism with American and Russian readers and thus improve understanding of cross-cutting issues between the United States and Russia in these areas.  The partnership also involves California-based Earth Island Journal and the Vladivostok, Russia-based […]

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Happy 150th birthday to Grigory Choros-Gurkin!

For every Picasso and Rembrandt, there are many more lesser-known artists; this is the case with Grigoriy Choros-Gurkin (1870-1937). He is one of Altai’s greatest artists and most important cultural figures.  The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Choros-Gurkin’s birth and an ideal time to draw attention to the man and his work. Regarded […]

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Altai Argali wild sheep

Description of the Altai Argali wild sheep species, its conservation value, threats, and protection efforts.